World News Digest

Indonesia moves jailed ‘Bali bomb’ cleric amid inhumane treatment claim
Indonesian authorities on Saturday moved the jailed spiritual leader of the 2002 Bali bombers from a notorious prison island amid demands by his lawyer...
‘Tiger whisperer’ keeper Stacey Konwiser mauled to death at Florida zoo
A tiger has fatally mauled a woman keeper inside an enclosure at Palm Beach Zoo in Florida.
Thousands mark second anniversary of South Korean ferry disaster
Grieving relatives threw white chrysanthemums over the side of a boat at the place where the Sewol ferry sunk exactly two years ago, as the country marked...
Merkel backs prosecution of comedian who ‘insulted Turkish president’
German chancellor Angela Merkel has agreed to let Turkey seek the prosecution of comedian who read out a crude poem about president Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
Minister quits over leaked report on Brussels airport security lapses
A Belgian minister has quit after a report emerged criticising security almost a year before the Brussels Airport twin bombings.
Wills And Kate ‘burn off a curry’ but barely break sweat on Bhutan trek
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have taken on one of Bhutan’s toughest challenges to climb to the 1,500ft high Tiger’s Nest monastery.
Stolen Dutch masterpieces found in Ukraine ten years after they were taken
Four Dutch masterpieces dating from the 17th century have been recovered by security services in Ukraine more than 10 years after they were stolen from...
Tigers to be moved from India to Cambodia in fight to save them from extinction
Tigers from India could be sent to Cambodia as part of a plan to increase the animal’s global population.
Researchers fire ultrasound through slabs of meat to beef up data signal
Researchers have fired a wireless data signal through a pork loin and beef liver at speeds fast enough to transmit HD video.
China growth hits seven-year low but slowdown ‘could be bottoming out’
China’s economy grew at its weakest pace in seven years in the first quarter, official figures showed, but there were signs that its slowdown was...
Second body recovered from rubble of collapsed holiday island flats
A second body has been pulled from the rubble of a four-storey building that collapsed on the Canary Island holiday resort of Tenerife.
Party popper pooped: North Korea birthday tribute missile test ends in failure
North Korea attempted to launch an intermediate range ballistic missile off the country’s east coast on Friday but the launch failed.
D-day looms for Rousseff as supporters desert her ahead of impeachment vote
Embattled Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff faces a fight for her political life on Friday as the lower house of parliament begins debating whether...
Shareholders slap down BP board over $20m pay deal for ‘fat cat’ chief executive
Shareholders in oil giant BP gave the company’s board a symbolic slap in the face today when they voted to reject a $20 million pay deal for chief...
Duchess off target with archery skills … but a hit with the crowds in Bhutan
The Duchess of Cambridge collapsed into giggles as she tried her hand at the national sport of archery at the start of a two-day visit to the tiny Himalayan...
Three hurt, several feared trapped, as building collapses in holiday hotspot
Three people have been injured and several others are feared to be trapped after a building collapsed in the holiday hotspot of Los Cristianos in Tenerife.
Hundreds of drug addicts on the run in Vietnam after mass breakout
Hundreds of Vietnamese drug addicts are on the run after escaping from a rehabilitation centre where many were held for compulsory treatment.
North Korea set for missile launch to celebrate birthday of Kim Il-Sung
North Korea appears to be preparing a missile launch to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the country’s founder Kim Il-Sung. One or...
Police arrest dealer thought to have supplied guns to Paris supermarket killer
A suspected arms dealer believe to have supplied weapons to Amedy Coulibaly, who attacked a Paris supermarket last January, has been arrested in Spain.
Elementary error: Remains of Sherlock Holmes’ monster found in Loch Ness
Monster hunters have discovered the remains of a giant creature in Loch Ness … but it’s not the one they were looking for.
Caped crusader behind the camera: Affleck to direct standalone Batman film
Playing the Caped Crusader on the big screen is apparently not enough for Ben Affleck, who is also to direct a Batman film.
Final flight: Bone fragments from WWII air crash victims heading home
The remains of American airmen whose planes crashed over the Himalayas during World War II were finally heading home on Wednesday.
Chinese court rejects couple’s landmark same-sex marriage case
A gay couple have been denied the right to get married following a landmark court challenge in China. Sun Wenlin and Hu Mingliang lost their case in...
Malawi president declares national disaster after drought devastates crops
Malawian President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday declared a state of national disaster due to food shortages caused by drought, in the latest sign of alarm...
Heard the one about Bono and extemism? U2 star says use comedy to tackle terror
U2 frontman Bono has suggested that comedy should be used to fight extremist groups.
William and Kate show their parental instincts as they relish rhino encounter
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have played mother and father to a group of orphaned baby elephants and rhinos during a tour of one of the world’s...
Signalman playing game on phone moments before train crash that killed 12
The death toll from a German train crash rose to 12 on Wednesday hours after a signal controller was arrested, accused of playing a game on his mobile...
72yo woman survives nine days in wilderness on pond water and plants
A woman survived for nine days on pond water and plants after getting lost in a forest, officials have said.
Panama police raid offices of Mossack Fonseca data breach law firm
Police in Panama have raided the headquarters of Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the centre of the massive data leak that send shockwaves through the...
Possible long-lost €120m Caravaggio painting found in leaky attic in France
A 400-year-old painting that might have been executed by Italian master Caravaggio has been found in an attic in southern France.

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